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"Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. Hypnosis that's conducted by a trained therapist or health care professional is considered a safe, complementary and alternative medical treatment." 

-Mayo Clinic

2001 S. Barrington Avenue, Suite 215
Los Angeles, CA 90025

A Message from Jake Y. Rubin, M.A.,

Founder Of Westside Hypnotherapy Los Angeles 

Board Certified Hypnotherapist


Dear Prospective Client,


I think I know how you're feeling.


There’s something or some feeling going on in your life that you’re not happy about.


It’s not making you feel good.


You’ve tried to fix it on your own.


Or maybe even with professional help.


But it’s not really getting better.


You're frustrated.


You're tired of it.


You really want to deal with it once and for all.


Well, it’s not your fault.


Your conscious mind may want to change, but since your subconscious mind is programmed differently, it’s really difficult to change.


According to research, your subconscious mind is 88% of your mind power, while your conscious mind is only 12%.


So your subconscious mind is in charge. 


It's kind of like the computer program that's running all of your automatic thoughts and behaviors. 


Hypnotherapy can help.




Even when other things haven’t worked.


Hypnotherapy and hypnosis will change your subconscious programming and get you the results you want.


And yes, it's normal to be skeptical. 


I was skeptical also - until hypnotherapy helped me personally, which was a big reason I became a hypnotherapist.


Hypnotherapy is my passion and my calling. 


I help my clients get transformational results every single day.


And I'm confident I can help you too.


If you're ready to move forward in your life and finally feel better, click the blue button below to schedule an appointment or a Complimentary 20-minute Phone Consultation with me personally.

I work with clients in Los Angeles and also worldwide via virtual sessions. I look forward to helping you live your best life.

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Founder &

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Westside Hypnotherapy

Los Angeles

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Jake Y. Rubin, M.A. on Hypnosis Today Show

At Westside Hypnotherapy Los Angeles, we inspire people to be their very best through the power of hypnosis.


A former university professor of psychology, with advanced degrees from UCLA and CSPP, Jake Y. Rubin, M.A is the most trusted and respected Board Certified Hypnotherapist in Los Angeles. He brings over 25 years of study and research in the areas of psychology and human motivation to his hypnotherapy practice to help you get the lasting results you want.

If you are struggling to break free of certain habits or negative thoughts, or dealing with stressful life or work events, hypnosis can relax both your body and mind. Hypnotherapy is a safe, natural, and effective option for people to manage anxiety and stress, increase self confidence, pain managementlose weight,  quit smoking, and much more. In fact, through hypnosis & hypnotherapy we’ve helped many people in Los Angeles, and around the world via Skype, to enhance their health, personal interactions and everyday fulfillment. Whether you’re seeking hypnotherapy to help you with a very specific issue, or if you just want to live your best life, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Jake Rubin, M.A. at Westside Hypnotherapy Los Angeles can help you. We use hypnosis & hypnotherapy to change the thoughts, beliefs and associations in your subconscious mind that are holding you back.

How Effective is Hypnotherapy?

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Jake Y. Rubin, MA

Founder &

Board Certified Hypnotherapist

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As the founder of Westside Hypnotherapy in Los Angeles, Jake Y. Rubin, M.A. is a former university professor of psychology, a recognized expert in hypnosis, and a Board Certified Hypnotherapist with awards that include the Hypnosis Motivation Institute's prestigious Clinical Achievement Award for Exceptional Performance During Clinical Internship and Outstanding Academic Achievement - The Hypnosis Motivation Institute's highest honor. 


He also holds a Masters in Psychology from Alliant University Los Angeles (CSPP) and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) . In total, he brings over 25 years of study and research in the areas of psychology and human motivation to his practice.


Jake is passionate about hypnosis and you can clearly see the dedication he has for what he does – helping  others achieve their goals and live their best life with the power of hypnotherapy.

With his industry experience and expertise, coupled with his nurturing personality and compassion for his clients, Jake prides himself in providing premier hypnotherapy services in his Los Angeles office. If you are looking for the best hypnotherapist in Los Angeles, look no further. Jake works with his hypnotherapy clients in his office in Los Angeles, via Skype, and/or by phone both in the U.S. and internationally all over the world.  


In addition, he is also a member in good standing with the Hypnotherapist Union, Local Chapter 472 (AFL-CIO) and the American Hypnosis Association (AHA), where he holds AHA specialized certifications in:


  • Hypnosis & Pain Management

  • Hypnosis & Weight Loss

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Pre & Post Surgery Hypnosis

  • Sports Hypnosis and Peak Performance

  • Hypnosis and Attention Deficit Disorder



  • Jake Y.  Rubin, M.A. of Westside Hypnotherapy is the most trusted and respected Board Certified Hypnotherapist in Los Angeles. In fact, he is the only hypnotherapist in Los Angeles who is a former university professor of psychology with advanced degrees from UCLA and the California School of Professional Psychology. In addition, he is the primary hypnotherapy referral choice of many top physicians and mental health professionals who are affiliated with medical clinics in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and throughout West Los Angeles including Providence St. Johns Health Center in Santa Monica, and UCLA Medical Center in West Los Angeles.


  • In addition to his advanced education in psychology, he graduated with highest honors as a Certified Hypnotherapist at the top of his class from Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Los Angeles.

  • He was awarded HMI's highest honor: The Clinical Achievement Award for Exceptional Performance during Clinical Internship and Outstanding Academic Achievement. HMI is the oldest and first nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy in the United States, founded in 1968. For over 25 years of his life, Jake has been a scholar of psychology, studying and researching the mind, human motivation, and how we can change patterns of behavior.


  • Unlike psychologists and medical doctors, a hypnotherapist is the only professional specifically trained to work in the area of hypnosis. In fact, in addition to his graduate and post-graduate degrees in psychology, an HMI Los Angeles graduate like Jake Rubin, M.A. has more hours and in-depth training in hypnotherapy than any other healthcare professional.


  • Westside Hypnotherapy offers a confidential Complimentary 20-minute Phone Consultation so you can speak directly with Jake Rubin, M.A., get all of your questions answered and decide if hypnotherapy is right for you.

Why Choose Westside Hypnotherapy Los Angeles?

 Top Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis FAQs

  • What Is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness where the body is fully relaxed, but the mind is awake. This state allows the hypnotherapist to access your subconscious mind where the positive change and transformation you desire for yourself can start to take place through the use of hypnotic suggestions.


Hypnosis is a completely natural state. In fact, we all go in and out of hypnosis throughout the day. Have you ever been driving and missed your exit on the freeway? Or, been deeply absorbed in a movie and forgot you are actually in a room full of strangers watching a projected image of actors on screen? Perhaps you've zoned out and daydreamed while someone was talking to you.  All of these are all examples of being in a state of hypnosis.


  • What Hypnosis is NOT

When most people hear the word "hypnosis"  they think of swinging watches and the hypnotists telling someone to bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken on command. While that kind of hypnosis does exist, it is for the sole purposes of entertainment that you would find on the stages of a Las Vegas show.


This is very different from clinical hypnotherapy.  You are completely alert and in full control of your mind and body while in the hypnotic state. You can hear, speak, and even walk around. Your body is relaxed and comfortable. You will never be asked to disclose any secrets or do anything you do not want to do. At Westside Hypnotherapy, hypnosis is strictly used as a healing tool.


  • Does hypnotherapy really work?

Absolutely. In recent years hypnosis and hypnotherapy have become accepted medical treatments to address a wide variety of issues and conditions. Researchers and professors in universities such as Stanford, Harvard, and Penn State, just to name a few, have conducted clinical studies in hypnosis and found that hypnosis does, in fact, alter the brain and can be used for a multitude of conditions. At Westside Hypnotherapy we have been extremely successful in using hypnotherapy to help our clients with a multitude of issues including improving self-confidence, helping them to stop smoking, achieving significant weight loss, reducing or even eliminating anxiety. Hypnotherapy is an extremely powerful and effective tool and its results are long-lasting. 


  • How does hypnotherapy work?

When you are in a hypnotic state, your conscious mind has been relaxed. This allows the hypnotherapist to work directly with your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind holds all of our "programming", much like a computer. You can "know" in your conscious mind that you want to make a change and be determined to make that change, but if your"computer is programmed" to keep doing what you are doing it will be nearly impossible to make a lasting change unless you change the programming. That's precisely what hypnotherapy will accomplish. When you change the subconscious programming the behavior follows.

  • Will Hypnotherapy work for my specific issue?

There is a very high likelihood that hypnotherapy will work for your issue. It is almost impossible to list ALL the possible uses of hypnotherapy but here is a very complete list of the issue we would be happy to assist you with - Click Here.

  • What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a very comfortable, peaceful and pleasant feeling. Your body is extremely relaxed but your mind is aware. You will feel a sense of rejuvenation and feel refreshed after a hypnotherapy session in our Los Angeles office.


  • Will I lose control of myself? 

Absolutely not! Hypnotherapy is a way of giving you more control, not less. You cannot be hypnotized unwillingly, and you cannot be prompted to do something that is outside of your moral code or say or reveal anything you do not want to. 


  • Can I get stuck in hypnosis?

No, you are able to come out of hypnosis any time you wish. You can no more get "stuck" in hypnosis than you can get "stuck" awake or "stuck" asleep. ... For practical reasons, as hypnotherapists, we do explicitly end our clients' trances, but if we didn't the clients would naturally either return to full alertness or fall asleep.



  • Does insurance cover hypnotherapy?

Although we do not accept insurance, there are some insurance companies that will reimburse you for a portion of your sessions. We can provide you with a receipt for you to submit to your insurance company if they do cover hypnotherapy.


  • What happens in the first hypnotherapy session?

In the first session, you will fill out an intake form and we will go into detail discussing the issue or issues you want to focus on and what your goals are. We will get very specific on what the positive outcome you'd like to achieve through hypnotherapy is. We will then have a brief conversation about hypnotherapy and how the mind works. After that, I will conduct some simple tests that will help me determine your suggestibility; which is how you learn and accept suggestions and take in information. Finally,  I  will put you into a very relaxed hypnotic state and conduct your hypnotherapy session based upon your goals and the issues you want to focus on. I will then awaken you to a fully awake and aware state feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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